Mine comes on evenly.
When testing this, this morning, I did however noticed a very faint semi-rectangular cloud in the middle of my screen when it is not being passed any signal. Anyone else have that?
I tried those settings out and the brightness was too low for my room. I have windows directly opposite the TV. Thanks for posting preach!
Keep them coming.... I need to have some alone time with my Z when my g/f isn't yelling at me to stop messing with the settings, then I'll post.
Edit: I confirmed that these work.... (start with TV off)
To enter Service Menu: Display > 5 > Vol + > power
To enter DIAG Menu: Display > 5 > Vol - > power
Disclaimer: Enter at your own risk, as you can seriously mess stuff up if you don't know what you're doing.
This TV is great, just set it up yesterday.... No sparkles (even on HDMI), stand is straight and the picture quality is amazing. I was more than ready to return it if I had any complaints at all... This TV is here to stay!
To those that are on the fence about buying a Z, don't base your decision entirely on what you read here, go see it in the store if you can. I started to second guess my order after reading on here about glare and viewing angles, but seeing it in the store today... I can't wait to get my TV!
With a 46" Z on the way I'm really interested in people's calibrations/settings. I think I've only seen 3 people post their settings.
Has anyone had one professionally calibrated or used a calibration DVD to do their own? Also curious if anyone has figured out how to get into the service menu yet?